Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends is a UK Betamax featuring the first 13 episodes of the first season of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends narrated by Ringo Starr. It was released in April 1985 by Guild Home Video.


It's full steam ahead for Thomas, the little blue engine with the short stumpy funnel, short stumpy boiler and short stumpy dome and his special friends Gordon, Henry, James, Percy, Edward, Toby, Annie and Clarabel the carraiges and of course their Boss, the Fat Controller. Now Thomas has a special friend - storyteller Ringo Starr, who says "Thomas is a smashing little engine - he's cheeky and has a mind of his own. Thomas is Number One and never lets anyone forget it!"

Features storiesEdit

  1. Thomas and Gordon
  2. Edward and Gordon
  3. The Sad Story of Henry
  4. Edward, Gordon and Henry
  5. Thomas' Train
  6. Thomas and the Trucks
  7. Thomas and the Breakdown Train
  8. James and the Coaches
  9. Troublesome Trucks
  10. James and the Express
  11. Thomas and the Guard
  12. Thomas Goes Fishing
  13. Thomas, Terence and the Snow


  • Since Thomas, Terence and the Snow was paired with Thomas and Bertie when aired on ITV, the home video version of this episode ends with the credits from Edward, Gordon and Henry.